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<p>Mark Pera</p>

Lyons Township School Board president resigns due to move

After nearly 20 years, Mark Pera is stepping down from the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board.

<p>Lyons Township High School | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Lyons Township High School Board to eliminate class rank in 2017

Class rank will be eliminated at Lyons Township High School, beginning with current freshmen who will graduate in 2017.

<p>Kelli O&rsquo;Laughlin | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial tentatively set for September

John Wilson, Jr. of Chicago is charged with murder in the stabbing death of 14-year-old O’Laughlin in her Indian Head Park home in October 2011, after she surprised him during a...

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Why is now the right time to redesign your yard?

Have you been considering making changes to your outdoor space with new hardscaping projects or renovations to your lawn and garden? It may be time...

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Weekly Wellness: Can kids get faster by getting stronger?

This week, Matt Gallagher, from MFC Sports Performance in Darien, talks about why strength training kids is actually the way to get them faster in sports.

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A Metra train rolls by. | Sun-Times Media File

Slower construction continues to delay Metra BNSF trains

The replacement of 20,000 railroad ties and resurfacing of 17 miles of center track between Chicago and Hinsdale began April 14, and was to be completed by April 30.

The sun kept the track and Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools students warm during the day as they walked laps to raise money for school activities from Saturday to Sunday morning. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media  5/17/14

Hinsdale District 86 24-hour relay brings cool weather, fun time

About 325 students from Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools participated in a 24-hour Relay Challenge this weekend.

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Ways to go green with your corporate office’s landscaping

By now you have probably made some changes to your corporate environment to save energy and promote a greener image for your company. However,...

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Weekly Wellness: Can kids get faster by getting stronger?

This week, Matt Gallagher, from MFC Sports Performance in Darien, talks about why strength training kids is actually the way to get them faster in sports.

<p>Carlos Murillo | DuPage County Sheriff's Office</p>

DuPage County Sheriff's Manhunt Monday: Chicago man wanted for felony manufacture, delivery of drugs

This week's Manhunt Monday pick is Carlos Murillo, 33, from Chicago. He's wanted on a super class X Felony for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

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A Metra train rolls by. | Sun-Times Media File

Slower construction continues to delay Metra BNSF trains

The replacement of 20,000 railroad ties and resurfacing of 17 miles of center track between Chicago and Hinsdale began April 14, and was to be completed by April 30.

<p>Kelli O&rsquo;Laughlin | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial tentatively set for September

John Wilson, Jr. of Chicago is charged with murder in the stabbing death of 14-year-old O’Laughlin in her Indian Head Park home in October 2011, after she surprised him during a...

Photo courtesy of The Hamptons of Hinsdale

Finding your dream home in Hinsdale

If you are searching for the perfect community to call home, you may want to explore the quality lifestyle that Hinsdale has to offer you. The...

The sun kept the track and Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South High Schools students warm during the day as they walked laps to raise money for school activities from Saturday to Sunday morning. | Jon Langham/For Sun-Times Media  5/17/14

Hinsdale District 86 24-hour relay brings cool weather, fun time

About 325 students from Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South high schools participated in a 24-hour Relay Challenge this weekend.

<p>Carlos Murillo | DuPage County Sheriff's Office</p>

DuPage County Sheriff's Manhunt Monday: Chicago man wanted for felony manufacture, delivery of drugs

This week's Manhunt Monday pick is Carlos Murillo, 33, from Chicago. He's wanted on a super class X Felony for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

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Mary Orozco of Berwyn signs up her sons, Nathan and Matthew, to run in the Run for the Roses Race. | Steve Johnston/For Sun-Times Media

Hundreds dash off in LaGrange Park’s Run for the Roses 5K

The top finisher was Brandon Herman, 16, of Countryside with a time of 19:00 on the course, which began and ended at Forest Road School.

<p>Mark Pera</p>

Lyons Township School Board president resigns due to move

After nearly 20 years, Mark Pera is stepping down from the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board.

<p>Lyons Township High School | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Lyons Township High School Board to eliminate class rank in 2017

Class rank will be eliminated at Lyons Township High School, beginning with current freshmen who will graduate in 2017.

Photo courtesy of St. Cletus School

Tips for selecting the right school for your child

The schools your child attends early in life can shape their beliefs and set the course for their entire life. With a strong educational foundation...

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Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial tentatively set for September

John Wilson, Jr. of Chicago is charged with murder in the stabbing death of 14-year-old O’Laughlin in her Indian Head Park home in October 2011, after she surprised him during a...

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Minimum wage demonstration to close some Oak Brook roads

Oak Brook police say they anticipate intermittent closure Wednesday of several roadways from Jorie Boulevard and Kensington Road to 22nd Street and McDonald’s Drive.

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Police believe $100,000 Oakbrook Center burglary not related to others

More than 150 pieces of jewelry and watches were taken in the burglary that occurred in the early morning hours after unknown offenders used forced entry to get into the store,...

Children jump in a bounce house at the Lake View Nature Center's Spring Celebration in Oakbrook Terrace. | Mike Mantucca / For Sun-Times Media 5/17/14

Hundreds enjoy Oakbrook Terrace Park District's annual spring celebration

Live animals, a bounce house, paddle boats, crafts, archery and fishing were among the available opportunities at the seasonal kickoff.

<p>Carlos Murillo | DuPage County Sheriff's Office</p>

DuPage County Sheriff's Manhunt Monday: Chicago man wanted for felony manufacture, delivery of drugs

This week's Manhunt Monday pick is Carlos Murillo, 33, from Chicago. He's wanted on a super class X Felony for Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

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Exploring complementary therapies for cancer patients

If you are facing a cancer diagnosis, you may be considering holistic therapies that work with your conventional cancer treatments to provide a...

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<p>Mark Pera</p>

Lyons Township School Board president resigns due to move

After nearly 20 years, Mark Pera is stepping down from the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board.

<p>Kelli O&rsquo;Laughlin | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial tentatively set for September

John Wilson, Jr. of Chicago is charged with murder in the stabbing death of 14-year-old O’Laughlin in her Indian Head Park home in October 2011, after she surprised him during a...

<p>Lyons Township High School | Sun-Times Media file photo</p>

Lyons Township High School Board to eliminate class rank in 2017

Class rank will be eliminated at Lyons Township High School, beginning with current freshmen who will graduate in 2017.

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Considering the collective benefits of sustainable landscaping

If you have not yet made an investment in sustainable landscaping solutions for your office building, storefront, or home you are missing out on...

La Grange Village President Tom Livingston addresses fellow municipal and area business leaders May 19 at a breakfast in Countryside. | Jane Michaels/Sun-Times Media

Several village leaders report economy improving in western suburbs

Economic uncertainties appear to be easing, spurring development or proposals and municipal projects, leaders of eight western suburbs reported.

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